Andrew Hockey, CEO at the ECITB, commented: “Following our resounding levy consensus vote last Autumn, in which 85% of levy payers backed our proposals, we are in an excellent position to deliver the strategy endorsed by our industry.
“A key element of our strategy is to continuously improve so we look forward to working with the review team to showcase our industry achievements and our plans to advance industry skills over the coming years and are ready to consider any recommendations to improve.”
The review will be led by an independent lead reviewer, Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy.
A review team will shortly announce a call for evidence on GOV.UK and will also interview relevant stakeholders. Those wanting to express an interest in the ITB review can email: ITB.REVIEW@education.gov.uk
The review team is considering setting up one or more challenge panels which may include representation from the construction and engineering construction industries as well as from the Departments of Business and Trade, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, His Majesty’s Treasury and His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
A final report and recommendations are expected to be submitted to the Secretary of State for the Department for Education at the end of 2023.